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Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by ThreeStep on June 08, 2018, 01:48:47 PM »
I will find more.
Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by ThreeStep on June 08, 2018, 01:47:48 PM »
I will do better. Everything is on my IPad and SO is dragging his feet transferring it.
I didn't read the article (don't need to get myself upset), just the snip DeeDee posted.  I agree with Lola and Brandon's thoughts about "reputable pet food company" and just want to say:  NONE of them are "reputable."  Show me ONE that hasn't had multiple recalls, even some of the "better quality" ones.  And it seems like a lot of those "boutique" pet food companies have been taken over by the big conglomerates.  I'm not "sheep" enough to think they have my (pet's) best interest at heart.

As for this:

And do yourself a favor – stop reading the ingredient list!  Although this is the most common way owners select their pets’ food, it is the least reliable way to do so."

Only if you haven't educated yourself and understand that those ingredients are listed in order by weight, BEFORE they've been processed (dehydrated), and that esp. with cats, wet food or (even better) raw will always be a better choice due to the higher moisture & meat/fewer carbs content.  Nothing makes you learn about species-appropriate nutrition like living with a pet that has chronic health issues.
Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by Lola on June 08, 2018, 11:18:21 AM »
Where are pictures of the rest of the pride?
Issues Of Concern / Re: It's Just Extra Protein. . .Right?
« Last post by Lola on June 08, 2018, 11:16:40 AM »
I think I will head to the grocery store.  Pick up some Iams and a Snickers candy bar...
Issues Of Concern / It's Just Extra Protein. . .Right?
« Last post by DeeDee on June 08, 2018, 10:46:23 AM »
 yuk yuk yuk

‘Millions’ of roaches plagued maker of Pedigree, IAMS, Cesar, other pet foods

Roaches and other pests
The infestation was first documented during an Oct. 27, 2016, comprehensive low-acid canned food (LACF) inspection by FDA, according to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

Although Mars management undertook to address and remedy the infestation in October 2016, FDA investigators observed a live roach in the manufacturing area adjacent to an area where in-process raw materials and ingredients are maintained, and another near the main hand-wash station at the entrance to the manufacturing area during the July 2017 inspection.

According to the company’s Employee Pest Sighting Log, there were 99 instances of pest activity observed during a 72-day period from Nov. 10, 2016, to July 14, 2017, including one instance described as “millions of roaches.”

Employees also reported birds, spider webs, beetles, multiple flies, maggots and larvae on several occasions.

Mars contracts with a pest control operator (PCO) for routine rodent and insect control.

The rest is at:
Cat Chatter / Re: What The Cat(s) Did Today...
« Last post by ThreeStep on June 08, 2018, 07:12:11 AM »
TGIF!!! It has been a crazy week. The pride is settled in for the morning with round bellies.
Memorial & Support / Re: Lacy
« Last post by ThreeStep on June 08, 2018, 07:06:57 AM »
Oh no! Sending a big hug!

Try unsplash; collection "spectrum" for free cloud pictures.
I have yet to fully put any belief behind the idea that "reputable" and "pet food company" should be used in the same sentence without the word "not" added.
Stop reading the ingredients list?  Reputable pet food company?    bangshead
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